TurboTax CD/Download Minimum requirements for
your computer

Below are the minimum requirements for TurboTax Federal 2021 software. Product activation required via Internet. Download option requires free online Intuit account.


Windows® CD/Download Products

All TurboTax personal products and TurboTax Business can be installed on a
Windows computer.


Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1 or later (Windows 8
    not supported)
    • Specific Win OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10,
      Windows 11
RAM
  • 2 GB or more recommended.
Hard Disk Space
  • 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 if not
    already installed)
Monitor
  • 1024x768 or higher recommended
Third Party Software
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 (included with TurboTax Installer)
Internet Connection
  • 1 Mbps modem (Broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional
    online features
Printer
  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer
  • Administrative rights required

Mac CD/Download Products

All TurboTax personal products can be installed on a
Mac computer.
Note: TurboTax Business can only be installed on Windows.

Note: TurboTax Business can only be installed on Windows.


Operating Systems
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later
    • Specific MAC OS: macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Monterey 12
RAM
  • 2 GB or more recommended
Hard Disk Space
  • 1 GB for TurboTax
Monitor
  • 1024x768 or higher recommended
Internet Connection
  • 1 Mbps modem (Broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional
    online features.
Printer
  • Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer


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